I have found this to be a lifelong process . . learning patience, that is. Although I am now 50 yrs old, I sometimes feel as if I am 25 and want to scream and yell that people do not drive fast enough! I also have little patience for those who are inconsiderate of my time, or do not understand the purpose of their jobs (helping others, service, sales, whatever). I am working on compassion as well, which in many cases does help me to learn patience. If I can understand the other person’s dilemma, I may be able to practice patience more often or more effectively. I want to be a better person, but this is constant work, and there are no days off! I am hoping that someone out there can understand my sojourn, and let me know that I am not going through this struggle alone. God bless all of you out there in cyber space!!
In life, it is important to look at things from different perspectives, even if it is not comfortable. Sometimes it takes major problems and near-tragedy to make someone see what is really important. Priorities can change over time, and things that once were of the highest order of importance may lose that.